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Kristin O’Connor and Kelly Siddiqui, both of Evanston, are the organizers of the St. Baldrick’s Foundation event scheduled for March 15 at the McGaw YMCA Children’s Center.  St. Baldrick’s raises money for pediatric cancer research by hosting head-shaving events, at which participants agree to have their heads shaved to raise money for the cause.  In 2011 alone, the foundation raised more than $28 million through these events and awarded over $21 million in grants. 

“Sonja Coster, Vice President/Branch Executive Director McGaw YMCA, and her staff have wholeheartedly thrown their support behind this event.” said Ms. Siddiqui.” More information is available at www.stbaldricks.org/events/mcgawchildren.